What makes the App Store so brillaint, in my opinion is the affordable system on which it sales apps. There are some useful, and fun apps to download, but it’s really the price structure that attracts so many downloaders.
According to sources for Pocketgamer.biz, Apple is going to try and start the App Store down a different path. One in which they will offer a larger platform where more quality games can be released. Of course with higher quality, comes a higher price.
The new pricing platform would have certain games release at $19.99. This option would only be available to a few developers, and publishers. It would allow for increasing the size of game files, as well as improve the overall quality of the gaming apps.
I’m not quite sure how to feel about this move, if it does go through. On one hand, we’ll be getting better games but will the price be worth it. The great thing about the games, and apps in general for the iPhone, and iPod Touch is that they are affordable. I’m not sure the iPhone has the capabilities to challenge the Nintendo DS, or PSP in terms of larger scale releases.
What are your thoughts on the rumor? With the setup of the iPhone/iPod Touch, could they release games with a higher cost around $19.99?